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It's Politics! Or is it? - Sep 14, 2012


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TANGO CASH
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With the 2012 US Presidential elections approaching, the world is watching. Politicians make promises to get elected and then blame the other party when their "visions" are shot down.

Politician hide behind the economy, congress, and the opposition, tossing blame everywhere, so that they cannot be held accountable for their own decisions.

How do politics affect professional sports?

If you were to ask Michael Jordan, he would say that a player's success is determined by production.
If you were to ask most any d-leaguer, he would say that the only reason he plays for the 66ers and not the 76ers is because of POLITICS.
Now, once that same 66er gets his call-up, we would attribute his success to hard work and belief in himself, but would never insinuate that politics played any role.

Lets take the hypothetical case of a two nearly identical players, one who attended Florida and the other who went to UCF. Almost certainly, if the UCF player weren't happy with his professional career, he'd blame politics, claiming that had he gone to Florida, he would be in higher demand. He might be right about that, but that's not politics. That is decision making.

It's not who you know, it's who you are!

  



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